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  • The Monkey's Paw

  • By: W.W. Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

"The Monkey's Paw" is a supernatural short story by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in the collection The Lady of the Barge in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Momkey's Paw

  • By MANI on 11-08-18

The Momkey's Paw

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

This is a very short horror audiobooks. I listened to this halloween appropriate after halloween and still scary.

  • The Shunned House

  • By: H.P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

For many years, the narrator and his uncle, Dr. Elihu Whipple, have nurtured a fascination with an old abandoned house on Benefit Street. Dr. Whipple has made extensive records tracking the mysterious, yet apparently coincidental, sickness and death of many who have lived in the house for over a hundred years. They are also puzzled by the strange weeds growing in the yard, as well as an unexplained foul smell and whitish phosphorescent fungi growing in the cellar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shunned House

  • By MANI on 10-27-18

The Shunned House

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Lovecraft keeps the reader / listener on edge by setting up a suspenseful, dramatic question: What happened that made the house so rotten and decrepit? That's the question.

  • Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

  • By: John Milton
  • Narrated by: Ron Welch
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Enjoy two of Milton's most notable poems, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, narrated brilliantly by Ron Welch. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic

  • By MANI on 09-22-18

Classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

To be a fan of classic literature. one should listen/read at least once, the powerful poetic epic that is "Paradise Lost". As far as "Paradise Regained", well...this story is not so illuminating, but is still a beautifully written poem.

  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Darwin wrote the text, which he entitled "Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character", for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876, and had finished it by August 3. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Darwin

  • By MANI on 08-15-18

Charles Darwin

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This book is about the authors accomplishment in life and let us know more about who he was.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unhinged

  • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,634

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing We Didn't Already Know

  • By Yvonne Lowery on 09-11-18

Unhinged

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I tried to have an open mind but she is not believable with all her accusatioons

21 of 44 people found this review helpful

  • Lucifer's Star

  • By: C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
  • Narrated by: Eric Burns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Count Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising

  • By erobbins33 on 05-22-17

Lucifer's star

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Lucifer’s Star is about Cassius Mass, a nobleman fighter pilot who comes to a startling realization about his identity—and from there, the book barrels forward into a series of betrayals and discoveries, each one seeming to end a chapter and compel you forward into the next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Analects of Confucius

  • By: Confucius
  • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Believed to have been compiled and written by Confucius's followers, The Analects is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries. Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation's leadership. He believed that individuals could begin to cultivate an all-encompassing sense of virtue through ren.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Confucius

  • By MANI on 08-06-18

Confucius

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18


The Analects are fragments of a very ancient Chinese work attributed to Confucius. Arthur Waley is an outstanding translator and a poet in his own right. This is a book of wisdom and is extremely helpful to those who wish to explore their own humanity

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Prince

  • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into usage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great work of Political Philosophy.

  • By cosmitron on 05-24-18

The Prince

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18


Considered the first Modern, Machiavelli with practicality. A prolific work which shows the sinister workings of your fellow men. This is a reading for any remotely interested in philosophy or interested in a guide on how not to be virtuous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Reason

  • By: Thomas Paine
  • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

The Age of Reason is a work by English and American activist Thomas Paine, arguing for the philosophical position of deism. It follows in the tradition of 18th-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Age of reason

  • By MANI on 05-18-18

Age of reason

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

One of the best in depth looks at contradictions in the Old and New Testament from deist Thomas Paine.
I received a free audiobook copy for my review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ugly Duckling

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

The Ugly Duckling tells the story a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from others around him, until, much to his delight, he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The ugly duckling

  • By MANI on 04-23-18

The ugly duckling

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-18

One of the classic children book that has been told many times. There is always something beautiful in everyone

3 of 3 people found this review helpful